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Il Leone Mastrantonio

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22 Cobern Street | corner of Prestwich, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 0071
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (150 reviews)
“prawns” (38 reviews)
“tiramisu” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
22 Cobern Street | corner of Prestwich, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a cool area surrounded by warehouses converted into restaurants, this is an exceptional mediterranean restaurant. For English people it's moderately priced (a meal with copious wine was only R1800 which is approximately £35 per head). We ate two courses including tricolore salad, bruscetta and...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018

Booked a table for 8pm. We were shown to the bar at 8pm while "the people at our table paid up and they were busy resetting the table". We ordered drinks. We stood. We were ignored. At 8:20pm we enquired as to when we would...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

As a sister restaurant to Don Armando two doors down this place had to be good, and, indeed, we were not disappointed on our third visit. Excellent pasta, chicken and veal. Great selection of desserts and wines. Happy, easy going atmosphere with pleasant and efficient...More

Thank angela c
Reviewed 27 March 2018

I have been here many times and although did have a little blip a couple of years ago it now seems to be consistently good. The food choice is great - this time I had one of the specials, Kingklip which was really delicious. The...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 16 March 2018

This is a must for any Italian food lovers living in or visiting Cape Town.... For me it's the annul pilgrimage of Carbo Loading the evening before Cycle Tour.... One snag this year.... tried something a little different from what I usually order and ordered...More

Thank Kazuaki T
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Once again a fabulous evening at Il Leone. The ambiance and space in this lovely old house in Green Point definitely contribute to the experience as does the interesting art collection on the walls. The tables are beautifully laid with crisp white linen and sparkling...More

Thank safaripro2015
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were at a loose end on a Sunday night and decided to check out this place only because it was close by, it wasn’t rated very highly on trip advisor so I didn’t expect much. However, we had the burrata and...More

Thank shradha15
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We visit this restaurant every time we are in Cape Town. Reservations are a must. Great menu, home made pasta selection is great and the menu definitely has something for everyone. Very vegetarian friendly and there are always a couple of specials which are guaranteed...More

Thank Travels2often
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Second only to Magica Roma in Pinelands. On entry one could be anywhere in provincial Italy; it has that feel. The menu is comprehensive and what we had could not be faulted. Service is exemplary. A god all round performance.

Thank a20hol
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Il Leone had the atmosphere and the taste we were looking for. I’d suggest booking ahead, especially if coming in a larger group - This place was full by 7pm. Meals were great, but the service was better. Our waitress helped us choose from the...More

Thank Catfishtopher G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Cobern Street | corner of Prestwich, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 0071
During our recent visit to Cape Town, we ate at this restaurant on the strong recommendation from the owner of our hotel. He was right! Very good good, BYOB nad great staff and a very friendly efficnet waitress. great food...highly recommended
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